Today I wanted to share the layout I put together when Collin was here filming the videos for the Project pages.
I haven't had the time to do a lot of actual scrapbooking recently with most of our time going into site stuff and product design. I'm super happy to start finding a rhythm again to be making stuff.
This is a 2-page, 8.5x11 layout.
As you might have read in my recent Around Here post, Anna is learning how to ride her bike and Chris has been spearheading the effort. He comes over in the evening and runs her around and around the cul-de-sac. She laughs, he sweats, and Simon rides circles around them. It's a pretty good time and a really nice little connection for all of us. This is a good example of a layout where I could definitely write more about the story. The only reason I didn't was because I was actually making it as we were filming and what you see here was as much as I could make happen during that time.
What I'd like to add to this story is how I personally really appreciate the effort that Chris makes in coming over here to teach her.
I think I could simply just add another strip under "enjoy summer" to get that simple sentence included that's a pretty meaningful piece of the story.
I used my Silhouette to cut the "heart life" from some teal cardstock (design available from this set: Hello Heart 3x4 Boxes) and used a Tiny Attacher to keep it in place vs. dealing with some adhesive. If you need some help learning how to trace PNG files to cut with your Silhouette I've got a tutorial on how to do that here.
The "choose happy" cork circle worked perfect as a title and as an element that grounds those other 3x4 boxes.
I'm still in love with the full-page photos. The other two are 3x4. It's a nice example of simple ways you can incorporate all those 3x4 cards you might be accumulating these days into a traditional scrapbook layout.
I used a piece of vellum behind the photos, journal card, and silhouette cut because I felt like it needed some kind of frame or backing to separate it from the background pattern paper. I tried it with and without and definitely liked it better with the vellum. I ended up stitching that in place with my sewing machine.
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
- What's a story you can capture that's real in your life right now? Consider telling a story of a time when you simply embraced life as it is without wishing it were different.
- Pair an enlarged photo with 3x4 photos and journal cards outside of Project Life® or simply add an enlarged photo to your Project Life® album. The contrast always looks so cool in there.
Click on the images below to link to the products used in this project.